UPDATE AS OF 4:20 PM – The investigation continues on the Leesburg Bypass at this time. Be advised that the Route 7 Bypass westbound lanes are now open. Traffic is still moving slowly so drive with caution. Drivers are asked to pay full time attention and be aware of the slow traffic.
Updated 3:31 PM: The Leesburg Police Department is still investigating the car crash on the Route 7 Bypass that is located between the Greenway (Rt. 267) and the South King Street exits. Traffic is expected to be affected severely for the next several hours. Police are asking citizens to avoid the area and use alternate routes.
- Route 15 northbound (South King Street) cannot exit onto the Route 7 bypass eastbound.
- Eastbound traffic on the Route 7 Bypass is being diverted onto South King Street to avoid the crash investigation area.
- The Route 7 Bypass does have one lane of traffic open in the area of the crash and is moving slowly.
Updated 3:00 p.m. The Leesburg Police Department is currently on the scene of a serious car crash involving one fatality on the Route 7 Bypass between the Greenway (Route 267) exit and the area of the South King Street exits. The bypass has been shut down to all traffic and drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.
Eastbound bypass traffic is closed. Westbound is open but slow. Motorists are advised to stay clear of the area for the next 3-4 hours.